Turkish Airlines Annual Report 2010

Traffic Results / Cargo

314 thousand tons

Total Cargo and Mail Carried
Turkish Airlines experienced a record-breaking year in cargo transport in 2010, achieving the highest (31.9%) rate of year-on growth in a decade. The company carried about 314 thousand tons of cargo and mail last year.

Rapid progress in Turkish Airlines air cargo transport in 2010!

Turkish Airlines is the leader of the domestic air cargo transport industry in Turkey, of which it controls a 60% market share. The company’s expanding structure enables it to make rapid progress in this business line in the international arena as well.

 

31.9%

Increase in Transported Cargo and Mail
In 2010 Turkish Airlines Cargo registered a 31.9% rate of year-on growth in air cargo transport, carrying a total of 313,956 tons.

Rapid Growth in Air Cargo Transport
Because of its geostrategic location between east & west and north & south, Turkey is an important logistical base as well as the home of its leading airline company, Turkish Airlines. In the process of economic recovery taking place in the wake of the global economic crisis, Turkish Airlines’ youthful and dynamic structure has been enabling it to achieve rapid growth in air cargo transport.

Representing an economic force in its own country and positioned to serve a market of 400 million people in its hinterland, Turkish Airlines Cargo conducted regularly-scheduled air cargo flights to 26 locations with a fleet of four A310 and one A330 aircraft. Turkish Airlines Cargo’s network links Maastricht, Frankfurt, Zurich, Paris, Tel Aviv, Milan, Cairo, Madrid, Almaty, Delhi, Tbilisi, Damascus, Amman, Bishkek, Casablanca, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Cologne, London, Dubai, Algiers, Prishtina, Tirana, Tashkent, and Tripoli to İstanbul.

Because of the advantages that it offers in terms of speed, time, and security in international trade, more and more cargo is moving by air and air cargo transport is taking an increasingly bigger share of the cargo transport industry just as it is undergoing the most rapid of changes and developments. Making the best possible use of the advantages that it enjoys, Turkish Airlines Cargo seeks to expand its services and to increase its market shares in line with worldwide developments.

Turkish Airlines experienced a record-breaking year in cargo transport in 2010, achieving the highest (31.9%) rate of year-on growth in a decade. The company carried about 314 thousand tons of cargo and mail last year.

In 2010 Turkish Airlines moved about 314 thousand tons of cargo by air to destinations located all over the world. Of this total amount, 223 thousand tons was carried in the cargo holds of passenger aircraft and 91 thousand tons moved aboard dedicated cargo planes.

Aware that the opportunities offered by time and speed take precedence over the cost of transport in trade, Turkish Airlines Cargo experienced its heaviest traffic in Europe and the Far East last year. Turkish Airlines Cargo will continue to undertake investments and to growth without any loss of pace as it creates more value for its parent company.